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  • blog March 8, 2017

    Fresh Cuts, Vol. 4

    This is the fourth feature in a series we’re calling “Fresh Cuts.” It’s a selection of newly released tracks and videos from across Africa and the diaspora, featuring established and up-and-coming artists and everything in between. Today we’ve got, among other things, rhymes … Read more »

  • blog November 15, 2016

    Blitz the Ambassador Returns With “Heaven,” Featuring Tumi

    Masterful Ghanaian rapper Blitz the Ambassador just announced a new album, Diasporadical, and dropped a blazing hot lead single, “Heaven” via Okayplayer, featuring South African MC Tumi Molekane, former lead singer of Tumi and the Volumes. The beat, by Brooklyn-based producer Chris … Read more »

  • interview July 26, 2016

    Raving I’m Raving: Shut Up And Dance Interview

    In the late ’80s and early ’90s, few groups in the British rave scene had the impact of Shut Up and Dance. Both a band and a label, Shut Up and Dance fused the strands of black Atlantic music, connecting … Read more »

  • interview July 7, 2016

    Necessary Noise: Chérie Ndaliko

    Hip Deep scholar Chérie Ndaliko took the time to go into detail with us about music, activism and “charitable imperialism” in the east of Congo for our recent program Congo-Goma: Music, Conflict and N.G.O.s. Alongside her husband Petna Ndaliko, another … Read more »

  • review October 30, 2015


    Moogho translates as “world” in Mooré, the language of the Mossi people of Burkina Faso. That sounds like the right title for an album from the Ouagadougou-based rapper Art Melody, with beats by producers from France, Réunion, Finland, Poland and the U.S., co-released … Read more »

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